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Old 05-15-2012, 04:23 PM   #1
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Terry O'Quinn as a full-on villain from the get-go just excites the hell outta me.

The fact that this was written by one of the writers of Fringe and directed by the same director as Fringe's pilot is a plus. ABC's going to be great on sundays.

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Old 05-15-2012, 06:44 PM   #2
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Seems like The Devil's Advocate mixed with The Shining.

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It was looking promising until the supernatural element kicked in.

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Comic-Con 2012: '666 Park Avenue' Keeps the Mystery Going, Crowd Celebrates Terry O'Quinn's Birthday
The "Lost" alum joined Vanessa Williams, Rachael Taylor, Dave Annable and exec producers David Wilcox and Matthew Miller on Friday to chat up their new ABC drama.
by Philiana Ng

What better else on Friday the 13th than to view the pilot of ABC's horror drama 666 Park Avenue, debuting this fall.

For the cast members, which included Comic-Con newbie Terry O'Quinn (surprising considering his role on Lost), Vanessa Williams, Rachael Taylor and Dave Annable, they're as informed about what's to come for their characters than the San Diego crowd is. “I’ve only seen as much of Gavin as you have seen," O'Quinn admitted to the crowd after the full pilot screened Friday. "I have the same questions – hopefully you have questions [too]."

But the Lost alum did offer a conjecture: “He seems, at the moment, purely evil.”

“There’s a lot to find out about this this guy. He’s not exactly who you think he is," executive producer David Wilcox offered. “It’ll take a long time to find out.”

“I guess I’m Mrs. Evil,” Williams said. “We definitely are trying to seduce this couple [Taylor and Annable] to live this lifestyle. …. To show that the Drake lifestyle is something that everybody wants. We shot in the Ansonia building on the Upper West Side [in New York City]. As a New Yorker, you always dream about being in those luxury buildings.”

666 Park Avenue centers on the luxurious Drake building where supernatural forces are at play that may or may not explain the mysterious disappearances of several residents. Young couple Jane and Henry move into the building, but they soon see that things may be affecting people's lives.

“Jane is a sweet, innocent girl with a moral center. This one, on the other hand, can be more easily led to temptation,” Taylor says, looking at co-star Annable.

“Henry is incredibly ambitious which is why they moved into the building. There could be plenty of opportunities to work with Gavin. It’s exciting to see where it [can go],” Annable says.

Loosely based on the book of the same name, the producers emphasized that the series would be a departure from the Gabrielle Pierce novel.

“The show is taking a life of its own," Wilcox says. "We’re digging into these stories and following these characters where they go. They’re surprising us as we go. We don’t go back to the book. ... This is a different show.”

As for the overall mythology, exec producer Matthew Miller says that there will be procedural elements to the episodes, but they will fold into a larger mystery.

“The episodes themselves will hopefully have self-contained beginning, middle and end but feed the bigger part of the show," says Miller. "Who is Gavin? Why does he want Henry? Why does he want Jane? The show is quite a departure from the book and it really is a singular creepy vision of David Wilcox that has brought this thing to life."

Wilcox was adamant that the show not follow a set formula.

“We don’t want the show to be formulaic," he says. "When the show becomes formulaic, we’ve failed. We don’t want you guys to know what’s going to happen. … we want you to be constantly surprised, that’s how we’re approaching the season.”

The room also sang O’Quinn “happy birthday,” whose birthday is in two days. “I’ve had my deal with the devil and so I’ll be turning 127,” he joked.

666 Park Avenue premieres this fall and will air Sundays.
I think ABC's going to own sunday night this fall.

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Yeah, I think ABC will definitely be getting my attention. Even though this is clearly very loosely based on the book that inspired it, it still looks interesting. This plus Once and Revenge, probably my two favorite new shows from last season, is a good combo.

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I don't particularly mind it being only loosely based on the book. The stuff I've read about it sounds a little ehhh-worthy. Probably best to take elements of that story and apply it to something a bit larger.

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I don't particularly mind it being only loosely based on the book. The stuff I've read about it sounds a little ehhh-worthy. Probably best to take elements of that story and apply it to something a bit larger.
Oh, don't get me wrong, I don't mind it either, because I have read it and it probably is a better thing that it's loosely based, since the book is much smaller in scope, young woman learns she's a witch and the family that she is set to marry into wants to steal her power, and not that fully fleshed out like it was almost a set up book to start a series. The show clearly boasts a much bigger cast that we would have gotten had it followed the book, and a bigger overarching plot to drive it.

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Old 07-15-2012, 11:13 PM   #9
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I hope this show is a hit.

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Old 07-16-2012, 04:42 AM   #11
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I think I'll leave this one alone...avoiding shows with demonic overtones...

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This has got to be ABC's best new series. I'm not remotely interested in any of their shows that they're putting out ever since Lost.

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when does it come out? Been wanting to watch it.

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I am looking forward to this show! I love Vanessa Williams and I liked Terry O'Quinn on Lost!

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How '666 Park Ave.' will be like 'The Shining'
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There’s a long and rocky history of TV producers trying to successfully adapt Stephen King novels. Could a new series capture the horror master’s sensibility while having nothing to do with his actual work?

ABC’s upcoming horror soap 666 Park Ave. (see the show’s curiously sexy marketing poster here) isn’t drawn from any of King’s material (it’s based on a novel with the same title by Gabriella Pierce), but producers admit the author’s work was a heavy influence on the show. “It’s absolutely Stephen King influenced,” said executive producer David Wilcox told TV critics Friday. “Who can’t be influenced by Stephen King when working in this genre?”

The series follows the mysterious proprietor [Terry O'Quinn] of a luxury New York City highrise and his tenants who have their dreams fulfilled — for a price. Wilcox cites King’s page-turner The Shining as having a particular impact on the story. “The [666] building is like the Overlook Hotel from The Shining,” he said. “It has a presence, it has a spirit that seems to be working hand in hand with Gavin [O'Quinn]. But it also might be more powerful than anybody knows.”

Wilcox also noted the influences extend beyond King’s works, to films like Rosemary’s Baby, The Omen and Jacob’s Ladder. “That was the juice we were looking at and trying to pull that into this show,” he said.

Just don’t expect 666, which airs on Sunday nights this fall, to have too much gore — this is broadcast TV, after all (and on a network watched heavily by female soap fans). “It’s more a psychological horror,” Wilcox said. “This show has the soap and seduction that other ABC shows possess … which isn’t to say there aren’t shocking visceral moments in the show.”

One critic asked the writer-producers how they will convince viewers that people would be foolish enough to stay in a haunted house for season after season. It’s a good question. I mean, it would be one thing if O’Quinn and company were trapped on, oh I dunno, an island, but in a building?

“It’s something we deal with fairly early on,” Wilcox said. “I’m reluctant to give away too much but that’s part of Gavin’s plan as well. When [the building's new tenants] sign that lease at end of the pilot, it may be more than just a lease and leaving might be more difficult than they thought.”

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At today’s TCA panel on ABC’s new horror series 666 Park Avenue, executive producer David Wilcox said he believes a network show in the horror genre can hold its own against such blood-drenched cable competition as FX’s American Horror Story and HBO’s The Walking Dead. Said Wilcox: “I have been a horror fan for a long time, this kind of genre has a direct connection with the audience that has a great appeal to me. I’ve thought that there could be a show in the horror genre that could work on network television for a long time, it’s so successful theatrically”. The series is based on the book series by Gabriella Pierce. Wilcox said the books “have the DNA that could really work on network television. It’s a scary but character-driven supernatural soap”.
I'm intrigued by the horror element. But I'm afraid they'll go all desperate housewive-ish.
I hope they stay true to the book. Pretty little liars was able to break outta the shell and went really dark. I hope this would also.

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I really doubt this will go in a Desperate Housewives direction. This isn't Eastwick.

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I really doubt this will go in a Desperate Housewives direction. This isn't Eastwick.
At least its not produced by ABC, thats a good sign. I like the premise of the show and the casting looks great.

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I wonder how long before Jane finds out that she is a witch in the show ? Since she is one based on what I read about the books
The producers have said they aren't doing witch stuff on the show.

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I'm intrigued by the horror element. But I'm afraid they'll go all desperate housewive-ish.
I hope they stay true to the book. Pretty little liars was able to break outta the shell and went really dark. I hope this would also.
Honestly, it would be more Desperate Housewives-ish if they DID stick closer to the book, since that has more step-mother/step-daughter drama to pull from.

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The producers have said they aren't doing witch stuff on the show.
Did they say they aren't doing that or that they aren't doing that in season 1 because we could have another LOST/Time Travel fiasco. Also PLL said that they were going to do things differently then the book like A and they ended up not.

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